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Accelerated Examination in the Philippines Through PPH Partnership with EPO

Accelerated Examination in the Philippines Through PPH Partnership with EPO

01 November 2017

In recent years, the European Patent Office (EPO) has partnered with several domestic patent offices in Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programmes, with the aim of speeding up examination processes for corresponding applications filed in participati...

The Law Relating to Divisional Patent Applications – An Overview

The Law Relating to Divisional Patent Applications – An Overview

20 October 2017

Section 10 of the Indian Patents Act provides for the "Contents of a complete specification of a Patent Application," wherein sub-Section 5, it specifically provides the extent to "what can be claimed" as distinguished from "what is disclosed in the...

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

19 October 2017

How has the Indian IP office modernized over the last year?

Post-Grant Amendments from Method of Treatment to Swiss-Style – The Singapore Position Clarified

Post-Grant Amendments from Method of Treatment to Swiss-Style – The Singapore Position Clarified

19 October 2017

This is a landmark patent case heard in the Singapore High Court by Justice George Wei.

Insights on Franchising: A Singapore Perspective

Insights on Franchising: A Singapore Perspective

12 September 2017

Singapore is a multiracial and a multicultural country that demands variety in all aspects of its marketplace. Recently, news of the imminent departure of bubble tea franchise Gong Cha from Singapore has directed attention towards a new beverage bran...

Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions in India

Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions in India

12 September 2017

The examination of computer related inventions (CRIs) in India has long been under controversy in view of the grey area that exists in the field of patenting of compute related inventions.

Parallel Imports Not to Exhaust Rights if Trademark Ownerships Differ Domestically and Abroad

Parallel Imports Not to Exhaust Rights if Trademark Ownerships Differ Domestically and Abroad

12 September 2017

The relationship between Trademark Ownership and Parallel Imports.

Tolins Directors Imprisoned for Taking a False Stand in Court

Tolins Directors Imprisoned for Taking a False Stand in Court

14 August 2017

How can an Norwich Pharmacal order help you during litigation?

Singapore Trademark Invalidation Action is Big Boxing Bout

Singapore Trademark Invalidation Action is Big Boxing Bout

11 August 2017

On January 26, 2005, Big Box Corporation Ptd Ltd (the Proprietor) secured registration for the trademark BIG BOX in Class 35 in Singapore, with respect to the following:...

In Ratio & Obiter: Lessons from Liwayway Marketing Corporation v. Oishi Public Company Limited

In Ratio & Obiter: Lessons from Liwayway Marketing Corporation v. Oishi Public Company Limited

01 June 2017

Liwayway Marketing Corporation v. Oishi Public Company Limited involved an action for cancellation of trademarks on the ground of “non-use.” Over the years such actions have proven to be extremely effective in eliminating registered marks which had n...

Recent TIPO News Regarding Patents

Recent TIPO News Regarding Patents

01 June 2017

How does the Taiwan-US MOU impact IP in Taiwan?

Watch for the Fox in Your Henhouse: Gig Companies At Risk

Watch for the Fox in Your Henhouse: Gig Companies At Risk

01 June 2017

Intellectual property threats to companies participating in the gig economy may be greater than those experienced by traditional business. While this may seem self-evident to some, reflection on the matter confirms to the rest of us that the gig sect...

International Trademarks: A Foreign Company’s Rights in the US

International Trademarks: A Foreign Company’s Rights in the US

01 June 2017

A company located outside of the United States – as an example, a company located in one of the European countries – may spend thousands of dollars developing its brand and goodwill in its home country. Eventually, such company may want to sell its g...

Singapore Patent Protection Examined in Car Crash Camera Case

Singapore Patent Protection Examined in Car Crash Camera Case

31 May 2017

The judgment in Lee Tat Cheng v Maka GPS Technologies Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 48 concerned an infringement action and an application for a declaration of infringement brought by Lee Tat Cheng (the plaintiff), proprietor of Singapore Patent No. 87785.

Commercial Disparagement: View of the Indian Judiciary

Commercial Disparagement: View of the Indian Judiciary

31 May 2017

The line between free speech and commercial disparagement.

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